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March 22nd, 2019

Still tired and coughing, but throat no longer sore -- so the antibiotics are working yays. In honor of that, some science and science-related links:

Another entry in the Annals of False Dichotomies: that twins are either fraternal or identical. Sesquizygotic twins share identical maternal DNA but have different paternal DNA -- so an egg split a la identical twins before being fertilized by different sperms a la fraternal twins. (via)

The world's oldest known spreadsheet errors are in a Babylonian tablet listing Pythagorean triplets from c.1800 BCE. (via)

I got told what to call this poem by my male colleague” (via)

---L.

Subject quote from La Belle Dame sans Merci, John Keats.

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